Explainer: Can abortion pills overcome US state bans?

June 24 (Reuters) – Following the US Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling eliminating the nationwide right to abortion that it had been recognized nearly 50 years ago in its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, demand for abortion pills, which can be prescribed through online telemedicine visits, will likely rise. However, medication abortion will not necessarily … Read more

Biden unveils migration plan, capping Americas summit roiled by division

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division. Biden’s aides had touted the migration declaration as a centerpiece of the US-hosted Summit … Read more

Biden unveils new Latin America economic plan at reboot summit dogged by dissent

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a proposed new US economic partnership with Latin America aimed at countering China’s growing clout as he kicked off a regional summit marred by discord and snubs over the guest list. Hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Biden sought to … Read more

Beaming Queen Elizabeth waves to crowds as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

Birthday parade kicks off four-day celebrations Events mark 70 years on the throne Gun salutes and flypast for UK’s longest-reigning monarch Royals join parade on horseback LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – A beaming Queen Elizabeth waved to cheering crowds massed outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday as Britain kicked off four days of pomp, parties and … Read more

Biden says no change on ‘strategic ambiguity’ as Taiwan overshadows Quad talks

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Tuesday there was no change to a US policy of “strategic ambiguity” on Taiwan, a day after he angered China by saying he would be willing to use force to defend the democratic island . The issue of Taiwan loomed over a meeting in Tokyo … Read more

Exclusive: US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The US Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) quadrilateral exercises between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and US Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26 , 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. US Navy / Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton / … Read more

US hails ‘new era’ with ASEAN as summit commits to raise level of ties

WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on Friday the first summit in Washington with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marked the launch of a “new era” in the relationship between the United States and the 10-nation bloc. In a joint 28-point “vision statement” after a two-day meeting, … Read more

UAE’s newly elected ruler sees Iran, Islamists as a threat to Gulf safe haven

De facto ruler elected president after brother’s death MbZ forged new axis with Israel against Iran, Islamists Perhaps the Gulf’s ‘savviest’ ruler, Obama wrote DUBAI, May 14 (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was formally elected president on Saturday, led a realignment of the Middle East that created a … Read more

Pro-Russian forces say 50 more people evacuated from besieged Ukraine plant

‘Influential’ states working to save Azovstal fighters Ukraine fears Russia aims to wipe out Azovstal fighters More civilians evacuated from bombed-out steelworks KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian forces said 50 more people were evacuated on Saturday from besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where scores of civilians have been trapped for weeks alongside Ukrainian fighters … Read more

Democrats over inflation in Hispanic voters lose faith

PHOENIX / COMMERCE CITY, Colo., May 2 (Reuters) – Two taco trucks and laments near Ricardo Aguirre sits at the tomatoes, onions, meat and cilantro, In recent months, Hammering has been working on his Phoenix-based catering business. Aguirre, 43, Democrat Party for Common Votes. A 40-year high in February with a stark warning from Democrats … Read more